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JONESBORO, Ga. -- Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is on trial for corruption charges. Jury selection began Monday.

August 5 | Jury selection begins in Victor Hill trial

Hill is accused of using his office for personal gain while previously serving as sheriff from 2005 to 2008. He denies any wrongdoing. If convicted, he will be removed from office.

August 4 | Hill in court for hearing ahead of corruption trial

Hill was in court Friday morning for a pre-trial hearing, days ahead of the start of his corruption trial.

Defense rests in Victor Hill trial

JONESBORO, Ga. -- After only calling two witnesses, the defense in the racketeering trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill rested late Tuesday afternoon.

Hill did not testify on his behalf in the trial. Closing arguments are slated to begin Wednesday morning.

The prosecution in the trial rested late Tuesday morning, shortly after the judge refused to grant a request for a mistrial.

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Victor Hill racketeering trial enters its second day

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Prosecutors began their second day of evidence against Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill on Friday with a former chief deputy who testified he was fired for refusing to secretly tape record Hill's successor.

Hill faces 28 counts of racketeering and theft.

John Gibson was Hill's Chief Deputy from the summer of 2008 to December of that year, when he said Hill fired him.

Gibson said he was let go because he refused Hill's order to secretly tape record newly elected Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, who defeated Hill in the 2008 summer primary election.

Prosecutors also asked Gibson if he was aware of Hill's frequent out of town trips in a county vehicle after he lost the primary.

Gibson said he'd heard "rumors" about the trips, but was not aware of where Hill was.

Prosecutors have labeled Hill a "thief" for allegedly taking several out of town pleasure trips in sheriff vehicles and using a county credit card to pay for them.

Three arrested after SWAT standoff in Riverdale

RIVERDALE, Ga. -- Officers in Clayton County went to serve a warrant for drugs Friday morning and ended up in a SWAT situation.

It happened at a house in Riverdale.  When officers showed up someone fired shots from inside the house.

After negotiations were unsuccessful, officers threw tear gas into the house and three suspects were arrested.

No one was hurt.

Is Victor Hill a thief or a political victim?

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Twelve jurors and two alternates were chosen Thursday morning for the racketeering trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.

But before they were sworn in, both sides accused each other of using race in their choices.

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The defense accused prosecutors of striking too many African Americans, and prosecutors accused the defense of striking too many whites in their jury choices.

Clayton County Judge Albert Collier overruled both objections, and allowed the jury to remain as chosen. Their make up is nine black men, three black women, one white male and one Asian male.

Opening statements in Victor Hill trial begin Thursday

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Opening statements are scheduled to begin Thursday in the corruption trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.

The prosecution and defense decided upon the trial's 12 jurors and two alternates Wednesday.

Unlike Monday, there were no pro Victor Hill demonstrators outside the Clayton County Courthouse as potential jurors showed up for days two and three of the trial. 

But that didn't stop the court from asking scores of potential jurors if they'd been influenced by those protestors or anything else about the controversial sheriff. 

MORE | Timeline of Victor Hill corruption case

"Anyone familiar or believe they were familiar with 27 deputies getting fired on his first or second day in office?" defense attorney Steven Frey asked a group of jury prospects. 

Victor Hill in court for hearing ahead of corruption trial

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was in court Friday morning for a pre-trial hearing, days ahead of the start of his corruption trial.

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